Thought it was time to address this as it will be happening whether we want it to or not. It's a ways off still, and even when it does happen, there will be 18 months before we officially have to switch to it. But it will happen.
What this means for the forum...Tons of upgrades, a bunch of stuff will be easier to do...I'm terrible with this so here's the link and you can read all about the new version for yourselves... link
One of the coolest things about V6 is that there will be no down time like when we converted to V5. No forums taken offline, a seamless transition.
The downside, and there always seems to be one, is that all of the themes here will have to be remade. At the moment, I think we have nine, with most folks using the zombies in the cemetery one. A handful of members use a few of the other ones, but regardless, they'll all have to be remade.
That kind of sucks for me, because number one, they're a lot of work to get them exactly the way I, and yourselves, want them. Add in the fact that it's been a while now since I've done it and it's going to be like starting from scratch. Lots of leg work and lots of help from the staff at the support site.
I don't want anyone to take what I'm saying in a negative way, from the sounds, V6 is going to be great. I just want everyone aware that V6 is coming. Again, it's a ways off, but it is coming. So, when it does happen, and there's no way around it, it's going to take a while to get the place back to the way it looks now and with the plugins we have now, they'll be new as well. Some may take a while to be remade to work.
Anyway, no worries. Just putting it out there. We'll figure it all out and get it back to normal, with some help, in no time.